Definition of outgeneral in English:


Syllabification: out·gen·er·al
Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈjen(ə)rəl

verb (outgenerals, outgeneraling, outgeneraled ; British outgenerals, outgeneralling, outgeneralled)

[with object]
  • Get the better of by superior strategy or tactics.
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    • As John Adams would wryly say later, ‘In general, our generals were outgeneralled.’
    • The Surveyor at the front rank of tax assessment may have been outgeneralled by a small but active body of higher civil servants and interested industrialists.
    • He took over just before the first major offensive in 1950 and was outgeneralled.

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